July 6-9, 2005
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Oceanography is rapidly employing new instrumentation such as multi-spectral satellite imaging, telemetried sensors, fiber optic cable networks, ROVs and submersibles, and shipboard sampling and analysis to monitor the state of the Earth's oceans from coastal waters to the mid-ocean ridges. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together leaders in the field to explore ways to effectively integrate exciting new scientific research and methods into undergraduate Earth science courses (including lower and upper division courses in oceanography, geology, and related courses).

The goals of the workshop were to:
  • share information about the state of the art in modern oceanographic research
  • integrate research and education through linking scientific methods and results with effective instructional practice, and
  • develop a plan to expand the influence of oceanography in undergraduate Earth science education (at all types of institutions and across the curriculum)

Go to the workshop program to see the PowerPoint presentations, posters and notes from the workshop.

To support your work both before and after the workshop, we have developed a digital collection of online resources about teaching the ocean system.

We would like to ask for your help in building this collection. Please contribute your favorite web sites or teaching materials.

Workshop Conveners:

  • Debbie Kelley, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
  • David Mogk, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
  • Alan Trujillo, Earth Sciences Department, Palomar College

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education . This workshop was built upon prior workshops such as Using Data in the Classroom, Using Global Data Sets in Teaching Earth Processes, and Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations: Using Images, Animations and Modules Effectively. We are part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).